Grief and Loss Counseling in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Manhattan Beach, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Camila Williams, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Camila Williams, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 90501 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

I cannot make your grief disappear, though I sure wish I could. But I can help you learn to live with your loss, so that day by day you can begin to rebuild, move forward, and of course, honor what you have lost. Many clients come to me with a goal of making the grief go away; they want to fast forward to where they don't feel the pain anymore. Having worked with trauma survivors for so long (and your loss is traumatic for you) I know this approach does not work. Those emotions just get buried and they always come back. In therapy you will learn how to create a safe space to grieve without feeling overwhelmed. You will learn how to find new meaning from your experiences and find peace.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Losing someone can be hard, and you might need a place to go where you can talk freely about what you think and feel. You might think that you should be "further along" in the process than where you are. No two people grieve alike, and it's going to take you as long as it takes, and not one moment less . I help people to accept and go through their grief process, and I see grief as a testament to the love and caring that you had for the person you've lost. However, we don't just grieve for people who have died. We grieve for lost opportunities, beloved pets we've lost, and relationships that are over.

Drew Carr, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Losing someone is profound. Humans do not understand how to process loss. Our brain's do not know how process someone not being there. I can be there with you as you are looking to move forward with your life. Much of the work can involve processing emotion, remembering the important stories and lessons, and then choosing to move in a way that dignifies the loss.

David Highfill, LCSW
Grief Counselor

David Highfill, LCSW

Therapist & Counselor

In 91101 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Coping with grief and loss is unique to each person and situation. Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that has meant a great deal to you and been part of your life. Even changes in your health, career, or lifestyle, can cause grief. I approach each case by starting where you are. Although there are different "stages" to working through grief and loss, each person experiences these stages in different ways, durations and may even revisit some of these stages multiple times throughout the process. My goal is to allow you the opportunity to experience each stage at your own pace while focusing on maintaining your health.

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT

Beverly Scott LMFT

In 90277 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

I have lost many loved ones and can ID the stages very quickly to help. I use various methods depending on the person. I believe groups are good for grief and encourage support networks. Talking to a Therapist at this time helps a great deal to minimize the grief. I believe that love never dies and one should be able to remember those with love and compassion. Time helps! Multiple losses are the hardest to deal with and need a counselor to start the healing process. Come in and talk! I have a protocol which is meaningful to anyone that has lost a loved one that works.

Joelle Allman, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Joelle Allman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90713 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

No One Should Be Alone in Their Grieving! Grief and loss is a very delicate and personal process. The pain and hurt one experiences through grief and loss is so deep. I believe prayer, reading God’s word, and processing your experience in your own time is helpful. There is no one way to heal from loss. Each individual has their own personal journey, but this is a process where having a supportive, caring, and knowledgeable counselor can be of assistance. No one should deal with loss alone.

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Grieving a loss can feel overwhelming and isolating. Whether you are grieving a recent loss or need to process a loss from your past, a safe space to freely express your thoughts and feelings can be healing. Children's response to loss is framed by their developmental capacities. For this reason, children may process a loss and then need to reprocess at a later stage of development. Therapy provides an opportunity for children and adolescents to process their loss in age appropriate ways.

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

I address grief and loss issues with understanding, validation, and empathy. My deep respect for the fact that it takes time to sufficiently mourn and grieve the loss of what once was is key in working with clients who experience grief and loss. We are all unique, and we grieve in ways that may look different than other's ways. There is no wrong way to experience loss! I model compassion and patience, hoping that in time my clients can experience self-compassion and allow themselves to feel the depths of their feelings without excess shame or self-judgment. I believe that social and cultural factors may also play a role in our grieving process, so I explore those factors in therapy as well.

Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT
Grief Counselor

Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Loss and grief are an inevitable part of life. The loss of a loved one, friend, job or life-stye may result in painful experience. Talking through the feelings of shock, disbelief, sadness, anger, and guilt can be a tremendous help at these times. It can hasten your progress toward acceptance of the loss and the new world of possibility that awaits you. An experienced therapist of 32 years, I have guided many people through this journey and have seen the wonderful benefits of a safe, caring and encouraging relationship during times like these.

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI
Grief Counselor

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 91436 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Losing someone or something close to you is often the most difficult event that people face in their lives. Often these events happen unexpectedly which adds to the confusion and hurt. Mourning a loss is a process that benefits from guidance from a trained professional. I can help you understand loss, mourn, and ultimately move through the pain while honoring and remembering who or what was lost.

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90230 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Among the benefits of grief counseling are: normalizing (grief feels strange but it is universal); making meaning (coming to terms with our mortality); and the opportunity to express feelings, safely and in full, about the person who has died. When a client suffers a loss during or prior to treatment, I communicate the message that each of us is entitled to a grief process of our own, with its own tempo, mood, and meaning, all of which fluctuate, often in complex ways. The support of an empathic person can help you walk the painful path that grief puts before you, a path which leads out of grief and back to life.

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT
Grief Counselor

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Adolescent & Emerging Adulthood Specialist

In 90401 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Saying goodbye to someone you loved, and who has loved you, is bittersweet. The thought of not seeing a beloved family member or friend again just plain hurts. It’s normal for someone to feel bitter, even angry during this time. I can help young adults grieve the death of a loved one, whether it be a person ... or a pet. I support my clients in making sense of their loss and healing their pain, so that they are able to move forward again in their lives.

Jennifer Stonefield, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jennifer Stonefield, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90210 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Grief and loss is one of the more sensitive subjects that makes its way through a therapists office. Grief and loss can also occur in anyone at any time as a result of any type of loss. When processing grief and loss, empathy is an essential component of the therapeutic process. Grief and loss can also impact one’s sexual wants, needs, and desires. It is essential that grief and loss is thoroughly processed and given the necessary space within one’s life. I appreciate you trusting your therapeutic needs with me.

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

At some point in our lives, most of us will experience grief following the loss of a loved one. While everyone experiences grief in their own unique way, grief is a major stressor that can often be a very isolating experience. Western culture tends to deal with grief on a timetable that doesn't allow most individuals adequate time to process their loss. I assist clients by helping find ways to regain a sense of control over their lives as well as adapting to life without their loved one. Working out what you need to do to help yourself during this time is important - I can help.

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90025 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

The heartbrokenness of grief and loss can be so huge. When cords of love and attachment are broken, it hurts terribly. It’s vital to heal those broken cords so that they don’t invite depression and so that you can find your way to loving and living fully again. Please consider working with Janet Niederman, Ph.D. of Heartminded Psychotherapy to help you heal.

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Grief can be an overwhelming process that takes time and support to work through. I offer a safe place where you have permission to grieve the loss and permission to take the steps to continue with your own life. Grief counseling also teaches coping skills to help you get through the most difficult days of the grieving process. How to honor your loved one and how to move through anniversary dates and learn to live again.

Sheryl Colby, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91316 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Grief and loss are a part of the human experience. We all go through it at times in our lives. It can be the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of a pet, divorce, separation, etc. When the feelings of grief and loss become so great that we feel we need help to cope, sometimes psychotherapy is the answer. As your therapist, I will provide a trusting and secure environment allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings around the loss or losses you have experienced. I will help you build support for yourself and teach coping skills to help you get through this very difficult time. I believe that when grief and loss are dealt with in a healthy way, the outcome is strength and courage.

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91604 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Although loss is an inevitable part of life, it can be debilitating. I provide a safe environment where you can process your painful feelings so that you can find satisfaction and pleasure in your life again. Many people can feel paralyzed after the loss of a loved one. Often times this paralysis is a conscious or unconscious attempt to hold on to the one that was lost. Moving forward can feel unbearable, like you are losing your loved one all over again. I can help you move forward and still feel a deep connection to your loved one so that you can go on to live a life that feels fulfilling and worth living.

Lucy Cotter, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Lucy Cotter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

In compassionate surroundings, explore how you can heal in the grief process and honor those you love as an ongoing part of your story. I offer support during many different kinds of loss, knowing each person’s experience is singular and different. Individuals, couples and families go through transitions, loss and change. I can nurture connection and remembrance, listening deeply to what matters most.

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

When we try to run away from grief, we may be able to push it down temporarily, however there becomes a time for “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Grief layers with loss. So when we attempt to run away from the grief we are actually intensifying our pain and we tend to deaden a part of us in the process. When we delay grief, which is common to many individuals, we narrow our options in life. We begin to survive rather than fully live. We must complete our psychological business with the past before we can move on and form new attachments and live life fully. Accepting losses means facing the real or the threatened losses of attachment, safety, childhood innocence and spontaneity, trust. We do not recognize the ability to play, to make...(view profile to read more)

Ann O'Brien, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Ann O'Brien, LCSW

Licensed Therapist

In 90066 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

All of us experience grief and loss at some point in our lives. Our culture, however, is often not well-equipped to handle it, and we can sometimes struggle alone in our grief. In therapy, I aim to create a safe space where you will feel supported. In addition to a safe environment to express your grief, therapy can provide an understanding of the process of grieving and skills to help you through that process. Please reach out to see if therapy might benefit you as you work your way through grief and loss.

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP
Grief Counselor

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Grief following a loss is not only normal, but part of the healing process. Sometimes however, a subset of people experiencing normal grief find themselves drifting into a clinical depression. Dr. Levine offers supportive therapy for those experiencing normal grief and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for that subset of grieving people who grief has gotten out of control and morphed into a more severe emotional state of despair and hopelessness. Dr. Levine has over 20+ years of experience both professional and personal dealing with the grieving process. He is here to help you.

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, PPS, MS
Grief Counselor

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, PPS, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90802 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

I have worked with victims of trauma and abuse for over 15 years. I have been trained on many different methods to helping a client through their trauma so that they can begin living without PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) symptoms. Many people come to therapy because of the nightmares, trouble sleeping, having flashbacks, and having intimacy issues because they cannot let their guard down. For 10 years I worked using strictly a “person centered” approach to therapy. That means that I would let the survivor tell their story in their own way and not really guide them much. My main job was to make sure they felt safe and figured out ways to be safe. This process took a very long time, but it ....

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

Are you experiencing grief or loss of some kind? Are you stuck in the negative thoughts and emotions that can feel overwhelming at times? You are not alone in this. It is normal and common to go through certain stages of grief, but everyone grieves in their own unique way. Having someone to walk you through this process as well as help you take care of yourself and begin the journey of recovery can be a very helpful resource. If you are ready to begin the healing journey, I am here to help.

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT
Grief Counselor

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Manhattan Beach.

While we are capable of experiencing joy, expansiveness, and meaning in our lifetime, we are not always prepared to face the trauma and reality of loss when we lose someone that has been such an integral part of our lives. Even well-meaning folks may try to comfort the bereaved by a platitude, or explanation why the loss has occurred-which brings little or no comfort. Those with whom I have worked individually-have taught me the value of being present and not "explaining away" their grief. Grief work in a group setting fosters healing and connects those whose experience are profoundly shared by others to resemble and reflect our human condition.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed grief specialists in Manhattan Beach.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in Manhattan Beach right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Manhattan Beach is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 3.93 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Manhattan Beach is 35,818 people with 13,644 households and a median annual income of $143,527. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Manhattan Beach, CA

Extremely Affordable

Therapy in Manhattan Beach is easily accessible for the vast majority of families. This area ranks high nationally among the top of all income earners, making mental health treatment and counseling in Manhattan Beach an affordable option for individuals and families here with or without insurance coverage. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Manhattan Beach public health department.